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Blocked culvert under the road

Reported in the Blocked/Damaged category by John Thomason at 15:15, Tuesday 16 April 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 1605066.

The Avenue at the Mill in Flore regularly floods, but some progress has been made with this. The old barn near the river has been sold and the new owner is turning it into a home. He has now cleared the island blockage so that flood risk is reduced. However flooding occurs due to overflow from the side of the Mill. This should flow away through a brick culvert that runs under the road, but I think it is blocked. Can Highways have a look at this please.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:31, Tuesday 16 April 2019

  • Thank you for contacting us. We have inspected the culvert and note that the new owner of the barn has complied with his duties as riparian owner and cleared the upstream watercourse which has greatly helped the flow through the culvert. Downstream of the culvert, the watercourse widens considerably and this has the effect of slowing down the flow of water, allowing any sediment to drop. For the culvert to work the downstream end should be cleared to allow the water to flow by the landowner. We will continue to monitor the silt levels within the culvert.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:16, Monday 13 May 2019

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